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Polaris World duo get into the swing of things

Polaris World duo get into the swing of things

With the start of the 2008 season less than a month away, Polaris World riders Mattia Pasini and Bradley Smith have been undertaking a few rounds of their own –at one of their title sponsor's golfing resorts in Murcia, Spain.

With the start of the 2008 season less than a month away, Polaris World riders Mattia Pasini and Bradley Smith have been undertaking a few rounds of their own –at one of their title sponsor's golfing resorts in Murcia, Spain.

The two competitors from the 250cc and 125cc classes were practicing their swing in a relaxing weekend following the lower cylinder category tests in Jerez and Valencia, and also learning a little more about their key supporters' projects and philosophies in the five star resort.

Whilst Smith told motogp.com at the latest round of testing that he was happy with the new power supplied to him by his new Aprilia Machinery, Pasini was also pleased with his initial adaptation to the 250cc class.

"There's a lot of new things to get accustomed to, considering that the 250cc class is new for me," notes the Italian. "It's certainly not easy, but we have been doing a good job so far in order to be ready for the start of the season.

"The first tests of the year proved quite positive, overall I'm happy with how it went. I'm building up experience and we started to work with the new bike."

Pasini's name is one of those mentioned in the list of title contenders for 2008, despite his inexperience in the quarter litre class. Whilst the KTM riders in particular have been in fine form over the past few tests, the proven 125cc race winner is not getting too far ahead of himself in analysing the competition.

"Right now I shouldn't be thinking too much about the other riders and potential rivals. During preseason our work is all about finding the right direction to follow, finding consistency and a good race pace."

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250cc, 2008, Mattia Pasini, Polaris World, Polaris World

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